21 Nov 2010
PASSENGERS RAIL AGAINST THE TUBE CUTS
The Campaign Against Tube Privatisation calls on Boris Johnson to halt plans for the loss of nearly 2,000 jobs on the London Underground. The campaign, which has represented tube passengers for over 10 years since the underground was part- privatised in one of the most disastrous decisions ever made on London's transport network, is shocked that passenger safety is once more to be put at risk.
The vandals at City Hall and London Transport HQ have failed to learn the lessons of history: public transport in London has suffered decades of neglect with the loss of thousands of jobs. One glaring new example is the plan to double the length of time between safety- critical inspections from 14 to 28 days (already partially implemented), leaving the safety of passengers severely compromised. Also, in recent months, we have witnessed a succession of near- misses, shutdowns and fires, not to mention increasing delays and the continued closure of many lines at weekends.
The RMT/ TSSA strikes have demonstrated that tube workers are prepared to defend a public service vital to Londoners. We, as passengers, agree that safety should not be comprmoised by cost- cutting. London Underground is in meltdown: we need postive policies that will start to make a difference to London's transport, not a confrontational attack on tube workers.
CATP will be leafletiing passengers on the following days prior to the 4th tube strike on 29th November:
Monday 22nd November, Stratford station, 8.30- 9.30am
Tuesday 23rd November: Ladbroke Grove station, 10- 11am
Wednesday 24th November: King's X station , 8.30- 9.30am
Thursday 25th November: Archway station, 8.30- 9.30am
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